Prieure de Sion Posted June 30, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 30, 2022 Who invented it? Not the Swiss this time. It was Augustus, the old emperor, who had his adoptive father posthumously elevated among the gods. It soon became the custom in the Roman Empire for emperors to have their predecessors elevated to divus status by the Senate, provided they considered them legitimate. Certainly not (always) for religious reasons - I am more of the opinion that it was for reasons of state policy. But that is another topic. Show us your divus coins... and let us commemorate them again after 2000 years. I may start with a Divo Severo struck under Caracalla in Rome with an eagle and globe. Minted in 211 AD in silver, as a denarius with a weight of 3.13g and a diameter of about 18mm. 22 1 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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